Recently news broke that director James Cameron is mulling over the possibility of rebooting his Terminator franchise. As you recall, Cameron is the original director of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, but currently does not own the rights to the franchise. As the story
goes, when Cameron was a new director he sold the movie rights to producer Gale Ann Hurd for $1 with the stipulation that he would be allowed to direct.
Fast Forward to 2017 and Cameron is looking at taking the rights back to the franchise in 2019. With this happening, Cameron is debating whether or not to reboot the series and create a new trilogy or let it be. Cameron sat down for an interview with News Australia where he pretty much explained all his thoughts and the possibility of creating the new franchise.
In the interview with News Australia, Cameron’s biggest concern was whether the franchise still had any steam left, saying, “my biggest concern is has the franchise ran its course or can it be freshened up.” Leaving us to wonder if there is any interest still left in the franchise. He also stated whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger would have any involvement saying,“Arnold would be involved in the trilogy to some extent, but the plan would be to pass the baton to the new characters.” Reports have been coming in that Cameron is even meeting with current rights holder David Ellison to get the trilogy off the ground. It is also being reported that Cameron wants Deadpool director Tim Miller to take the helm of the franchise due to Cameron’s busy schedule with the Avatar sequels.
So what do you guys think? Is there any steam left in The Terminator franchise or should it be left alone as is? Personally I am kind of over the series but I could be talked back into it with Cameron leading the helm. Let me know in the comments below what you guys think!